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Plastic Bottle Recycling Continues to Climb in the United States

Plastic bottle recycling by consumers increased 45 million pounds in 2011, edging up 1.7 percent, to reach over 2.6 billion pounds for the year, according to figures released jointly today by the Association of Postconsumer Plastic Recyclers (APR) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC).

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BPA Study on Thyroid Function of Limited Relevance to Human Health

The authors speculation that BPA is linked to health effects caused by thyroid hormone levels in women and newborns is not supported by the data; the authors themselves note that the thyroid hormone levels reported were within normal range and the study was not designed to measure any health effects.

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Health Canada Affirms BPA Safe for Food-Contact Uses

Health Canadas announcement today once again confirms that BPA is safe for use in food-contact materials, said Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D. of ACCs Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group. This new assessment further indicates that consumers dont need to be concerned with the minute eposures to BPA from food contact and should be confident in its safe use in everyday consumer products.

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Huntsman Wins the 2012 Polyurethane Innovation Award

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced that Huntsmans VITROX Composite Resins is the winner of the 2012 Polyurethane Innovation Award.

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ACC Comments on Bisphenol A (BPA) Study

ACC offers the following comments regarding a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences titled: Bisphenol A Alters Early Oogenesis and Follicle Formation in the Fetal Ovary of the Rhesus Monkey by Patricia A. Hunt, et. al.

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CPI Presents Inaugural Distinguished Leadership Award

The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today presented its inaugural Distinguished Leadership Award to three individuals for their outstanding leadership and work to advance the goals of CPI and address the important issues facing the industry.